A mother-to-be who claimed she lost her job because of her condition has won her sex discrimination claim and #3000 compensation.

Senior care assistant Rhonda Roy, from Maryfield, Edinburgh, was told her temperament and disposition made her incompatible for the job by Livingston-based Choices Community Care Services Ltd, which denied sex discrimination.

The tribunal heard she discovered she was pregnant three months after starting work on a day care project for adults with severe learning disabilities.

She went off sick and wrote seeking assurances she would not be placed at any risk and would not have to work on nights alone.

After a series of letters was exchanged, managing director Robert McLuckie finally dismissed her, saying that her natural temperament and disposition were incompatible with the stress associated with the job. The tribunal said there was nothing to support this and ruled that Ms Roy was unfairly dismissed and ordered the company, of Craigshill, Livingston, to pay her a total of #3000 including #700 for injury to her feelings.

But the tribunal also found she played a part in events by the consistently sharp and uncompromising tone of her letters.